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24 Feb, 2021

What Are Certified Athletic Trainers?

Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state’s statutes, rules and regulations.  As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and

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3 Feb, 2021

Rotator Cuff Trouble

An irritated shoulder with certain motions or when we sleep, is a sign our rotator cuff could be giving us trouble. Strength and stability of the rotator cuff is needed to relieve that pain or irritation and to help us complete all of our daily activities such as: Brushing our hair Brushing our teeth Lifting

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3 Feb, 2021

Herniated and Bulging Discs: Symptoms to Look For

Radiating pain, numbness or tingling is a possible indicator that one or more of your nerves may be irritated by a bulging or herniated disc. What are Discs and What do They do? The bones in our spine are called vertebrae and in-between the vertebrae are our discs, these discs act as shock absorbers. These

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3 Feb, 2021

Tips to Less Arthritis Pain

When it comes to relieving arthritis aches and pains, we may have more options than we realize. There is a lot that can be done to reduce our aches and pains from arthritis while gaining more mobility and function. Arthritis pain and inflammation is what we help our patients day in and day out with.

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19 Jan, 2021

Common Elbow Injuries 

The most common injuries of the elbow are  the result of overuse or injury resulting in inflammation or a condition known as tendonitis.   Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow are both overuse injuries that are caused by any activity that  requires repetitive motion of the arm and wrist. The difference between the two conditions lies in 

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15 Jan, 2021

Shoulder Fractures

Most of us are bringing back out the shovels, buying salt, and/or investing in snow blowers.  It can also be a dangerous time of year because of ice and the increased risk of falling.  Fractures at the top part of the shoulder are very common.  The risk of fracturing the shoulder increases with age for

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13 Jan, 2021

Snapping Hip Syndrome

What is Snapping Hip syndrome?  This condition is classified by a “snapping” sensation at the front or side of your hip joint, caused by a muscle or tendon moving over a bony structure of the joint. For some individuals this causes only the sensation of “snapping” without pain, but for others it can be painful

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13 Jan, 2021

Tightness in Hamstrings

We’ve all been there, we spend a long time sitting and when we go to stand up and walk we feel a pull in the back of our thigh and feel like we can’t stand completely upright. Those tight muscles we feel stiffening up are our hamstrings. These are the muscles that we commonly feel

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11 Jan, 2021

Shoulder Dislocations

What is a shoulder dislocation? The shoulder joint is called a ball-and-socket joint. The ball is the rounded top of the bone in the upper arm (humerus), which fits into the socket — the cup-shaped outer part of the shoulder blade. When the top of the humerus moves out of its usual location in the

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11 Jan, 2021

Why Does Our Back Hurt?

Low Back Pain is one of the most common reasons for disability in Americans and impacts a very large portion of the population. You may be wondering why this is. Contributors of Low Back Pain There are many contributors to this type of pain, some being: living a sedentary life-style being overweight core weakness sitting

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